There is a great website that has information for conservatives called Outside the Beltway. There is an interesting take on a letter from the Democrats. I think those who are right minded will enjoy reading the articles at this site. If you really want to read what veterans are saying about Kerry you need to go to the Special Forces against Kerry Site. They make some great points and are very focused on their mission; to keep Kerry out of office.
Just got done watching the speeches. Zel Miller was great and Dick Cheney was right on target. Unfortunately, there were those in the media wing of the Democratic party that said Miller and Cheney exaggerated when they said that Kerry said he would deploy troops at the direction of the United Nations. Well my friends, John Kerry did in fact state that very thing in the Harvard Crimson in 1970. You can go to the link and read these words “I’m an internationalist. I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.” Now I know it was a long time ago but a man is responsible for his actions no matter when he took them. Hell, John Kerry keeps talking about Vietnam which happened before his statement. So, as far as I’m concerned, this is fair game.
The media should check things out before they report. It is more difficult than marching lock-step with the Democrats but it keeps them from putting their feet in their collective mouths!
I believe what was pointed out tonight at the Convention:
Kerry sees two Americas which is mutual because America sees two Kerrys.
John Kerry is against outsourcing jobs but wants to outsource direction of our military to the United Nations.
America does not need a Commander-in-Chief that comes in 57 varieties.
We need four more years of George W. Bush to keep us safe.
God Bless America
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There has been a great deal of discussion lately, given the charged political atmosphere, about why we went to war. The Democrats insist that George W Bush misled the public and manipulated intelligence information to attack Iraq. They further claim that he was unaware of what was going on because he did not pay attention to the intelligence that was then available. Then they say there is no credible evidence that Saddam had anything to do with supporting terrorists so why take the war on terror to him? Yes, poor Saddam, he is such a good guy.
John Kerry has stated that he voted to give the President the authority to go to war. He also stated that he would have done things differently. He would have us believe that he is better equipped to understand the intelligence because he spent four months in Vietnam and is a war hero. Interestingly, he is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and yet he has missed a number of briefings. This would lead us to ask how he could know anything close to that which the President was aware.
Senator Hillary Clinton beats the Democratic drum and marches lock step with her party in decrying the president?s actions and lack of knowledge with regard to the attacks of September 11th, 2001. She and her colleagues have been denouncing the President because he allowed the attacks to happen and then went to war based on the idea that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Clinton and her toadies are trumping up the idea that the invasion was all about the oil and family honor. Iraq does not have weapons of mass destruction, any fool can see that.
Add Michael Moore, the man (if that waste of human flesh can be considered a man) that John McCain described as a disingenuous movie producer, and you have a real fiasco. Moore?s movie portrays the President as a person who misled the country to war. Moore, who was at the RNC last night mouthing two more months as Bush supporters chanted four more years, should be considered a member of the so called 527?s because of his blatant attempt to influence the election by lying in what I consider a 90 minute campaign ad for John Kerry.
Let us take a look at how smart those who criticize the President are. Let us look at their own words to determine how well they did with the intelligence. Let us just see how anti-war they were when they received and interpreted the information.
“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.
“We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. “[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he has continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real … Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
Is it just me, or did these two Senators state that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and that they have ties to terrorists? I am a bit confused. How is it that George Bush was wrong with regard to intelligence and the whole WMD issue but these two stellar performers were making the same claims? Kerry?s first claim was in a letter to President Clinton so it was before George Bush was in office. When it was the Democrats then it was OK to interpret the intelligence this way and make claims about Saddam and WMD. But when a Republican President looks at the data and arrives at the same conclusion, AND ACTS UPON IT, then he is a war monger out for Iraqi oil.
I guess I should not be surprised by Kerry on this. He has stayed true to form and taken both sides of the issue. I guess he actually said Saddam had WMD before he said that he didn?t. Whatever way the wind blows is where you will find Kerry. I am surprised he has children given that he does not have any testicular fortitude.
Clinton? Typical actions on her part. She opens her mouth and stupidity flows out. Perhaps if she did something more suited to her with that mouth Bill would not have looked for lust in all the wrong places.
The Democratic party! A bunch of losers who can?t remember what lie they told last. They change their points of faster than anyone can keep up. Stevie Wonder will find Waldo before these people get any morals.
I believe it is time to forget the war in Vietnam. Not forget what it meant to this country but forget it in this presidential race. I know that John Kerry brought it up when he reported for duty and his actions made it fair game. I think we can all admire the fact that he served our country and as for his medals and actions, I was not there so I can not comment except to say that there are an awful lot of people who were there questioning Kerry’s recollection of the events. I think that is interesting that he threw the medals away but now acts like he is proud of them.
But I said we should put this behind us. We can not prove he is telling the truth because he will not release his records. That is his prerogative. We can however, focus on what he did when he got home. His actions as a war protestor are well documented and try as he might to bury these actions, they just keep coming back to haunt him. John Kerry came home and provided our enemy with the tools to win the war, not in battle, but in the public’s eyes. He gave aid and comfort to the very people who tortured American prisoners. He met with communists and consorted with Jane Fonda. He disgraced the American flag and all that it stands for. The flag has white for the purity of a new nation, blue for the fidelity of the nation, and red for the blood shed to ensure our freedom. The flag became much redder after John Kerry stuck a knife in the soul of our very being.
Yes, let’s look at what he did when he got home. He can not hide that in a medical record. And while we are at it, let’s look at the other part of his life he cannot hide. His 19 years in the Senate. John Kerry has voted against most every piece of legislation that would be good for America. He voted against many weapons systems and he voted against increases in the military budget. He has voted countless times for tax increases to feed the hungry beast known as government. John Kerry has a poor record as a Senator and this is all public information. Kerry though, must think his senatorial record is tucked away with his medical records because he continually misstates his actions. He voted for one thing, then he voted against it. He says whatever he thinks the electorate wants to hear. He stated recently that he has been tough on Cuba that is why he voted for the Helms-Burton legislation. Problem is, he voted against it. John Kerry has taken both sides of so many issues for so long that he actually believes what he is saying.
Unfortunately, so do many Americans. Mike Hersh falls for this at his web site. He constantly supports whatever Kerry says as if it were the Gospel truth. He is now reporting what former LT Gov Barnes of Texas is saying about getting George Bush in to the National Guard. If Hersh would check he would see that W went in the Guard a year before Barnes was elected.
Oh well, the yellow dog Democrats have never let the truth get in the way of their agenda.
I say, for the rest of the election season we hammer Kerry on what he did when he got home and his dismal 19 year Senate record. Then, we will see some sparks (and maybe tears) fly.
I know this is older but I have seen it on bulletin boards with comments that people do not believe that a person wrote this. They seem to think it was a political hack. This is a well thought letter to John Kerry and you can verify it at Connelly’s web site or call or write him at:
3440 Timberglen Road
Dallas, TX 75287-3490
Dear Senator Kerry:
Since it has become clear that you will probably be
the Democratic nominee for President, I have spent a
great deal of time researching your war record and
your record as a professional politician. The reason
is simple, you aspire to be the Commander in Chief who
would lead my sons and their fellow soldiers in time
of war. I simply wanted to know if you possess the
necessary qualifications to be trusted in that
You see, I belong to a family of proud US veterans. I
was a Captain in the Army Reserve, my father was a
decorated Lieutenant in World War II; and I have four
sons who have either served, or are currently serving
in the military. The oldest is an Army Lieutenant
still on active duty in Afghanistan after already
being honored for his service in Iraq.
The youngest is an E-4 with the military police. His
National Guard unit just finished their second tour of
active duty, including six months in Guantanamo Bay.
My two other sons have served in the national guard
and the navy.
In looking at your record I found myself comparing it
not only to that of my father and my sons, but to the
people they served with. My father served with the
87th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe. They landed
on Utah Beach and fought for 317 straight days
including the Cherbourg Peninsula, Aachen, the Hurtgen
Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge.
You earned a Silver Star in Vietnam for chasing down
and finishing off a wounded and retreating enemy
soldier. My father won a Bronze Star for single
handily charging and knocking out a German machine gun
nest that had his men pinned down. You received
three purple hearts for what appears to be three minor
scratches. In fact you only missed a combined total of
two days of duty for these wounds. The men of my
father’s unit, the 87th, had to be admonished by their
commanding officer because: “It has been brought to
our attention that some men are covering up
wounds and refusing medical attention for fear of
being evacuated and permanently separated from this
organization…” It was also a common problem for
seriously wounded soldiers to go AWOL from hospitals
in order to rejoin their units.
You used your three purple hearts to leave Vietnam
early. My oldest boy came home from Iraq with numerous
commendations and then proceeded to volunteer to go to
Afghanistan and from there back to Iraq again. My sons
and father have never had anything but the highest
regard and respect for their fellow soldiers. Yet, you
came home to publicly charge your fellow fighting men
with being war criminals and to urge their defeat by
the enemy. You even wrote a book that had a cover
which mocked the heroism of the US Marines who raised
the flag on Iwo Jima.
Our current crop of soldiers has a philosophy that no
one gets left behind; and they have practiced that
from Somalia to the battlefields of the Middle East.
Yet as chairman of a Senate committee looking into
allegations that many of your fellow servicemen had
been left behind as prisoners in Vietnam, you chose to
defend the brutal Vietnamese regime. You even went so
far as to refer to the families of the POWs and MIAs
as Professional malcontents, conspiracy mongers, con
artists, and dime-store Rambos.
As a Senator you voted against the 1991 Gulf War, and
have repeatedly voted against funds to supply our
troops with the best equipment, and against money to
improve our intelligence cap-ability. I find this
particularly ironic since as a Presidential candidate
you are highly critical of our pre-war intelligence in
Iraq. However, you did vote to authorize the President
to go to war, but have since proceeded to do
everything you can to undermine the efforts of our
government and our troops to win. Is this what our
fighting men and women can expect of you if you are
their Commander in Chief? Will you gladly send them to
war, only to then aid the enemy by undermining the
morale of our troops and cutting off the weapons they
need to win?
Our country is at war Senator, and as has been the
case in every war since the American Revolution, a
member of my family is serving their country during
the war. Now you want me to trust you to lead my sons
in this fight. Sorry Senator, but when I compare your
record to those who have fought and died for this
nation, and are currently fighting and dying,
the answer is not just no, but Hell No!
Michael Connelly February 14, 2004 Dallas, TexasPrint This Post